Bicol Epress (Spicy Peppers In Coconut Cream Sauce) Recipe


  • 1/4 c. cooking oil
  • 1 tbs. chopped garlic
  • 1/2 c. chopped onions
  • 1/4 c. chopped or grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbs. dilao (fresh turmeric)
  • 1 kg. pork, cooked & sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. chopped hot chili peppers (siling labuyo)
  • 1-1/2 c. bagoong (shrimp paste)
  • 6 c. coconut cream
  • 2 – 3 c. fresh hot green pepper (elongated variety) sliced diagonally 1/4 inch strips.
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh red hot peppers (elongated variety) sliced diagonally – 1/4 inch strips


  1. Saute garlic in hot oil. Add onions and cook until transparent. Stir in ginger, turmeric and sliced pork and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add bagoong and chopped hot chili and stir until the pork is completely covered by mixture, around 15 minutes.
  3. Pour 6 cups of coconut cream and add the sliced green and red peppers.
  4. Continue cooking for about 20 minutes. Season accordingly.

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